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Flex


Flex

Skye Wagner

Opening 20.08.14 6-9pm
Artist Talks 23.08.14 62-4m

Drag, drop, compress

Flex is response to the absurd, vulnerable and uncanny aspects of living with ‘smart’ technology and the internet today. The perception of the physical and digital is changing each day we swipe. Images move, change and jump contexts online; they are consumed, manipulated and resided within. Networks connect them, data follows them and screens are touched to make them appear.

Pinch, slide, double – tap

Digital ubiquity and uncertainty is the starting point for Flex. Taking influence from the way slapstick humour often violates the sanctity of the body, a series of actions have been performed that attempt to destabilize the idea of a fixed object, image and body.

Flex, exfoliate, exhale

Biography

Skye Wagner is an emerging Sydney artist. Her work is often mediated actions that explore ideas of intimacy, struggle and transformation. Using quasi-scientific methods and wry humour she focuses on systems, materials and forms that have specific social and physical functions in order to play with the norm. Skye has exhibited at Sydney galleries including: MOP, Articulate Project Space, The Paper Mill and Kudos Gallery.

Earlier Event: July 23
Bergie Seltzer
Later Event: August 30
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